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Peter O'Toole in a scene from Katherine of Alexandria

Veteran actor among high-profile cast depicting life of 3rd century saint

Pope Francis venerates what are believed to be the relics of St Peter (Photo: CNS)

After the Mass Pope Francis handed out copies of his first apostolic exhortation

Fr Alec Reid wins the Tipperary Person of the Year award in 2006 (PA)

Fr Alec Reid was a secret go-between in the 1980s and hailed as ‘chaplain of the peace process’

The desk where C S Lewis wrote The Chronicles of Narnia (Photo: CNS)

C S Lewis came so close to Catholicism

Mary Forster says if he had become Catholic he might never have written some of his best-loved works

A screen shot of the simpler version of the questionnaire

One diocese’s survey draws 1,600 responses even though it is only available on request

Pope Francis prays in St Peter's (Photo: CNS)

Pope Francis adores Blessed Sacrament while visiting Camaldolese nuns in Rome

Pope Francis greets faithful as he tours St. Peter's Square during his weekly general audience at the Vatican (PA)

At his general audience this week, Pope Francis revealed that he receives the sacrament every fortnight

Bishop Nestor-Desire Nongo Aziagbia of Bossangoa (CNS)

More than 35,000 people are living on the 40-acre diocesan compound in Bossangoa

Pope Francis (CNS)

Pontiff holds two-hour private meeting with patriarchs and major archbishops of the Eastern Catholic churches

A detail from the Mystic Marriage of St Catherine of Alexandria and St Catherine of Siena by the Italian Renaissance painter of the Milanese school Ambrogio Bergognone

St Catherine of Alexandria (November 25) is also known as St Catherine of the Wheel